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Special Correspondent The EastAfrican
Benedicta Assimwe is a Kampala, Uganda-based special correspondent for The EastAfrican newspaper. Since joining The EastAfrican – a regional newspaper that publishes in Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda – in 2011, Asiimwe has written about economics, development, environment, agriculture, infrastructure, healthcare, and other social issues. She started her career as a parliamentary reporter with Sunrise newspaper, later working as a political writer with Independent magazine. In 2015, Asiimwe was runner up in the African Story Challenge for business and technology reporting, and was runner up in the CNN Multichoice African Journalist of the Year Awards in 2015. She has a Bachelor of Science in quantitative economics.